Knowing that everyone who died is coming back weakens the emotional impact. Though Peter's death was still pretty sad.
It looks like Captain Marvel will be the Deus Ex Machina of part 4.
i hope the Captain Marvel movie goes big.
Exactly. My own theories:
Personally, I think Strange put a contingency spell on the time stone, so that when Thanos snapped his fingers, it actually teleported folks through
space and/or time, someplace else. From a narrative point of view, it's a good way to avoid "cheapening" the "deaths". It also allows Strange to then
be around to monkey around with time (we already know from his own movie, that he doesn't need the time stone to do this, but a forbidden spell).
We know Strange saw at least ONE possible way to victory, so it follows every step he took was along that path, including giving up the stone. It's
also why he told Tony that he would choose the stone over him previously...so that Tony would know, when he did the opposite, that it was part of his
plan. This illustrates that at the time of the conversation, Strange already knew what was coming. (the Cauldron of the Cosmos may play into it
Also, there's something up with Stark. He was previously messing with some kind of tech to remember things more clearly, including dreams, and he
mentioned several times he dreamt of all this, and Thanos. Thanos also knew Tony, indicating a bit more there as well. Captain Marvel may be the Deus
ex Machina as you put it, but I think Tony is actually the key to Thanos' ultimate defeat.
Will be interesting to see.
Can't believe they did this though, just from a marketing perspective. For one, this is going to really mess up some little kid fans. For another,
this is going to be hard on merch sales, as no kid wants an Ashboy or Ashgirl t-shirt, shoes, lunchbox, etc.
I also think Strange's conversation with Thanos was pretty telling. "So then what?" perhaps being the most important part of it.
As for Loki, he doesn't die easily. Nor is he stupid enough to try a lone sneak attack on Thanos. He's a survivor, and a trickster. No doubt it wasn't
him that Thanos killed. It was an Asgaardian meat puppet he disguised to look like him, who he then animated to pull that trick. Meanwhile, he stayed
out of sight and played puppet master.
Hemdall is really dead though, no doubts there. I'd have to watch it again a couple times, but he's really the only one I could say is really gone.
Just because that would be BEFORE any temporal correction. Gammora could still be a goner though too, just because this too, may be before the
correction. Vision too, is likely dead, but I have a feeling the Wakanda gal made a backup of him, and we'll see a new android form of Vision (sans
infinity stone) return.
edit on 30-4-2018 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)